ARCHIVED - Test Results for Domestic Milk from British Columbia

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As part of the Government of Canada's response to the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) tested domestic milk from British Columbia for radioactivity. As of June 15, 2011, 34 samples were tested and all products were below Health Canada action levels.

MDC is defined as the Minimum Detectable Concentration and is typically around 2 Bq/Kg. The CODEX Limits for radioactive particles (Cs-134, Cs-137, and I-131) is 1000 Bq/Kg for general consumption. The sample size used for the test is generally around 120 g and the method used is High Resolution Gamma Spectroscopy.
Sample Product Sample date Iodine -131 Cesium -134 Cesium -137
1 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
2 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
3 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
4 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
5 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
6 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
7 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
8 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
9 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
10 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
11 Milk, fluid April 1, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
12 Milk, fluid April 4, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
13 Milk, fluid April 4, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
14 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
15 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
16 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
17 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
18 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
19 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
20 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
21 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
22 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
23 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
24 Milk, fluid May 10, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
25 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
26 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
27 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
28 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
29 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
30 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
31 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
32 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
33 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
34 Milk, fluid June 7, 2011 <MDC <MDC <MDC
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